Leeds United v Liverpool lineups at Elland Road today


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Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will face each other in the Premier League this afternoon.

Leeds will head into the match against Liverpool on the back of a 1-1 draw with Burnley away from home at Turf Moor in the league.

That followed a 3-0 win victory over Crewe Alexandre at Elland Road in the EFL Cup.

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Liverpool will head into the match against Leeds on the back of a 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Anfield in the league.

It followed a 2-0 victory over Burnley at Anfield in the league.

This is how Leeds and Liverpool will line up at Elland Road this afternoon.

Ahead of the game, Leeds head coach Bielsa spoke highly of Daniel James and Patrick Bamford.

Wales international winger James joined the Whites from Manchester United in the summer transfer window.

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As for Bamford, the Leeds striker played for England during the international break,

Bielsa told Leeds Live about James: “I think the decision to bring in James was the correct one by the club. 

“He will be available this weekend – he’s a player who can play on either side that combines his ability to unbalance the opponent. He passages into the empty spaces, considering his speed.”

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Bielsa told Leeds Live about Bamford: “The higher the competition he competes in, the better his growth is going to be. 

“Apart from that in this case in particular, the manager of England is a great manager that will surely contribute things to him that will facilitate his development.”

Ahead of the game, Liverpool defensive midfielder Fabinho spoke highly of his teammate and Netherlands international central defender Virgil van Dijk.

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